Date: Thu, 15 Feb 1996 12:58:46 EST From: David Bergdahl Subject: bunc[ombe] Ohio University Electronic Communication Date: 15-Feb-1996 12:58pm EST To: Remote Addressee ( _MX%"ADS-L[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UGA.CC.UGA.EDU ) From: David Bergdahl Dept: English BERGDAHL Tel No: (614) 593-2783 Subject: bunc[ombe] >From: simon[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CVAX.IPFW.INDIANA.EDU >Subject: Re: two questions: boink and fish shan >To: Multiple recipients of list ADS-L > > >In New York, isn't it mostly the bunk? > > >beth simon Beth, isn't that bunkum from Buncombe, N.C.?--as Mencken tells it, a representative from Buncombe ended his speeches with "I'm from Buncombe"and he was parodied as from bunkum. See Raven McDavid's 1-vol abridgement, p. 179. DARE also lists meanings of "excellent" & "crappy." Deconstructionists take notice! Also in DARE, Larry, is my sense of bunk [prob. alteration of bump] #2 which is listed as "NYC, esp Brooklyn." Yep, born there! Another poster's wife from N.J. used it that way as well. Earlier usage is belly-bunk, bunt < sledding. An extended meaning in marbles sense #3. All the fun things we learn from DARE!!! BERGDAHL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAXA.CATS.OHIOU.EDU David Bergdahl "Where Appalachia meets the Midwest"--Anya Briggs Received: 15-Feb-1996 12:58pm